NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 2/17/09

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Marc Maron

Marc Maron

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

the perfect show for short attention spans—open-mic stand-up with 4½ minutes per set and 25 comics crammed into 2½ hours—at John Morrison’s Broadway Motel (6:00 pm),

comedians getting rid of their stuff by telling tales about the items and then selling to the highest bidder—with tonight’s superb comics including Matt McCarthy and Jen Kwok—at the way fun Auction! (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] Marvel Comics editor and writer Fabian Nicieza (X-Men, Trinity) joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club (8:00 pm),

three full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes The F*cking Kennedys, Bastian, Ragnaröck, The Scam, and DeCoster—at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and stellar comics Marc Maron (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO and Comedy Central specials), Kurt Braunohler (world-class sketch comic & comedic storyteller, comedy partner of Kristen Schaal), Brent Sullivan (, and more at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:30 pm).

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